Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Inro Netsuke Ojime Edo Period

Beautiful Japanese Carved Cinnabar Inro Edo Period

This is an exquisite hand-crafted Japanese cinnabar lacquered inro with four compartments. Made during the Edo Period (1603-1867). A meticulously carved scene with 2 scholars or sages on one side, and the other with one scholar and a deer. The scholars are among magnificent trees and rock formations, with thatched roof house in the background. The inro shows a beautiful Chinese style, the entire surface of the Tsuishu lacquer inro boasts fine incised patterns incorporating various blossom decors and geometric shapes. The inside boasts an appealing Nashiji gold splash lacquering. The inro has a matched cinnabar lacquered netsuke with carved pagoda and a tiger's eye ojime.

DATE: Edo period (1603 - 1867).
MATERIAL: Wood, cinnabar lacquer, red & black lacquer. Cord for suspension.
MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUE: Fine hand carving & lacquer work. Nashiji lacquering.
CONDITION: Excellent original, as found condition with no chips or cracks to be seen anyw on the inro. The netsuke shows no cracks or breakage. Ojime has a chip at the lip of opening. NO RESTORATION! Wonderful antique condition. Newly strung handwoven cord. Please view all photos posted they illustrate the condition very
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